My home has been a progressive decorating experiment this Christmas. I can't figure out what my style is, where it headed or what I want it to be. With two "new" rooms in my house this year I am having a hard time figuring out what to do with them in light of the fact the fact that most of my Christmas décor has a country feel to it. I think I have Decorating ADD in that I like too many different things that I cannot seem to make go together. I see the pretty pictures online where everything matches and all the balls on the tree are one or two colors and they seemlessly carry that theme throughout all the home....not me!
I have decorations that my mom gave me that are older than me. There are decorations that I got when I was a small child. A certain plump little Mrs. Claus gets tucked in the back of the tree every year. Nobody knows she is there but me-and now you! There are decorations from Germany that I collected when I was in high school there. I love my nutcrackers!
That Christmas my parents (who really liked my new beau) thought they would play along. They purchased the female counterpart to our rooster and named her Henrietta La Poule which means The Hen in French. We all had a good laugh. Cute, I thought, and I can live with it for one Christmas.
Fast forward 19 years later.......
They look like they have mange or have molted. Their beaks have been glued and re-glued as well as there little chicken feet but they are still hanging in there and my husband simply would not hear of not having them in the tree. I have tried to leave them in the box but he notices immediately and now has the children fighting for their annual appearance in our tree. I am out numbered! So, what's a girl to do? I have embraced the chickens.
|The picture of my girls about 6 years ago with their daddy and the|
perfect Christmas tree.
My kitchen has changed from a decidedly country farm kitchen look to something more mature and contemporary and yet traditional. Which did not go with the decorations I used to put in there. So, without spending a bunch of money to do something different I worked with what I had.
|Our kitchen island that is STILL not done.|
|Coffee, cocoa and tea station.|
|My great-grandmother's china tea cups.|
|Still need to finish window treatments.|
|Home Goods purchase this year to add some more sparkle!|
|The needle point was a gift from a dear friend!|
And so, this is our Christmas home this year. In every room I have chosen to remind myself, my family, and guests of JOY.
May Christ be the author of your joy this Christmas!
Linking to Savvy Southern Style's Wow Us Wednesdays #201